Friday, February 28, 2020

audition notice - DANCE NATION - Stray Cat Theatre - March 15


DANCE NATION
by Clare Barron
directed by Ron May
choreography by Katy Callie

WHEN
Sunday, March 15th, 2020 11am-2pm
Callbacks will be on Monday, March 16th in the evening.

WHERE
Childsplay Campus of Imagination and Wonder
900 S. Mitchell Dr. Tempe, Arizona 85281
Please enter on the Mitchell side.

ROLES AVAILABLE –

The role of VANESSA / THE MOMS has already been cast.

Seeking 6 female identifying performers and 2 male identifying performers. Most of the characters are teenagers but are played by adults of varying other ages. Unless otherwise noted, there is no real previous dance skill or training necessary.

DANCE TEACHER PAT (M) – The head of the dance studio. Male. 30’s, 40’s, 50’s – not a new kid on the block.

AMINA (F) – The star dancer. B/F/Fs with ZUZU. Actor might be a woman-of-color. Any age. Some dance skill would be fab. *Please be aware that based on actor comfort this role MAY include brief, tasteful partial to full nudity.

ZUZU (F) – Always, always, always second best. B/F/Fs with AMINA. Actor might be a woman-of-color. Any age. Ideally has some measure of slick dance or gymnastic/dance/acrobatic skills. *Please be aware that based on actor comfort this role MAY include brief, tasteful partial to full nudity.

CONNIE (F) – A talented dancer who thinks she should play the role of Gandhi. She would certainly be cast if casting were based on looks alone. Actor should be South Asian. Any age. *Please be aware that based on actor comfort this role MAY include brief, tasteful partial to full nudity.

LUKE (M) – The only male dancer on the competition team. Younger. *Please be aware that based on actor comfort this role MAY include brief, tasteful partial to full nudity.

MAEVE (F) - The oldest and least talented dancer on the team. 50s, 60s, 70s… *Please be aware that based on actor comfort this role MAY include brief, tasteful partial to full nudity.

SOFIA (F) – Knows what’s up. Actor likely under 50.  *Please be aware that based on actor comfort this role MAY include brief, tasteful partial to full nudity.

ASHLEE (F) – Future president of a post-apocalyptic USA. Actor likely the youngest of the group. *Please be aware that based on actor comfort this role MAY include brief, tasteful partial to full nudity.

PLEASE PREPARE
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION

DO NOT CALL!

SEND AN EMAIL WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.

IF YOU ARE MISSING ANY OF THE INFORMATION REQUESTED YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED:

1. NAME
2. GENERAL TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION. (We will do our best to accommodate these requests.)
3. A PHONE NUMBER TO REACH YOU
REMEMBER THIS EMAIL MUST HAVE ALL OF THIS INFORMATION OR YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED. YOU WILL RECEIVE CONFIRMATION WITHIN 24 HOURS.

EMAIL: rmay@straycattheatre.org

PAY
There is a stipend for all actors cast.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

DANCE NATION
By Clare Barron 

May 8 - 23, 2020
at Tempe Center for the Arts 

Directed by Ron May 
Choreography by Katy Callie

Winner! 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Best Theatre of 2018 New York Times
Best Theatre of 2018 The Washington Post 
Best Theatre of 2018 Forbes 
Best Theatre of 2018 BuzzFeed 
Best Theatre of 2018 The Stage 
Best Theatre of 2018 Vulture 
Best Theatre of 2018 Independent

Cuteness is death

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron’s raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.

"A blazingly original play [...] marvel at how close what you see cuts to the bone." - The New York Times

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